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Old & New Testament Greek

Entry for Strong's #2716 - κατεργάζομαι

Word Origin:
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Parts of Speech:
Word Definition  [ Thayer's | Strong's ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to perform, accomplish, achieve
  2. to work out i.e. to do that from which something results
    1. of things: bring about, result in
  3. to fashion i.e. render one fit for a thing
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 2799 ‑ חֲרֹשֶׁת (khar‑o'‑sheth);   3773 ‑ כְּרֻתוֹת (kaw‑rooth‑aw');   4952 ‑ מִשְׁרָה (mish‑raw');   5647 ‑ עָבַד (aw‑bad');   6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');   6466 ‑ פָּעַל (paw‑al');   6687 ‑ צוּף (tsoof);   7287 ‑ רָדָה (raw‑daw');  
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


fut. - άσομαι, later 3 sg. - ᾶται PTeb. 10.2 (ii B.C.): aor. κατειργασάμην, and (in pass. sense) κατειργάσθην (v. infr.): pf. κατείργασμαι both in act. and pass. sense (v. infr.):


1. effect by labour, achieve, πρήγματα μεγάλα Hdt. 5.24; πᾶν S. El. 1022; μόρον.. ἐπαλλήλοιν χεροῖν Id. Ant. 57; ταῦθ' ἁπινοεῖς Ar. Ec. 247; τὰ δυνατά Th. 4.65; τὰ πρὸς εὐδαιμονίαν Phld. Rh. 2.31 S.; μεγάλα μὲν ἐπινοεῖτε, ταχὺ δὲ κατεργάζεσθε X. Hier. 2.2; κ. εἰρήνην τινί And. 3.8; ἢν κατεργάσῃ if you do the job, Ar. Eq. 933: pf. κατείργασμαι, μέγιστα ἔργα X. Mem. 3.5.11: in pass. sense, to have been effected or achieved, Hdt. 1.123, 141, 4.66, E. IT 1081, etc.; κατειργασμένη ὠφέλεια Antipho 2.1.4; ἐλθεῖν ἐπὶ κατειργασμένοις Lys. 31.9: aor. - ειργάσθην Luc. Herm. 5. earn, gain by labour, acquire, τὴν ἡγεμονίην Hdt. 3.65; πόλει σωτηρίαν E. Heracl. 1046; μεγάλα τῇ πόλει Aeschin. 3.229; τοῦτο D. 45.66; ὁ κατειργασμένος τὴν τυραννίδα Pl. Grg. 473d: in pass. sense, ἀρετὴ ἀπὸ σοφίης κατεργασμένη Hdt. 7.102. abs., achieve one's object, be successful, αὐτὸς ἑωυτῷ Id. 5.78; simply, work, ἐν τοῖς ἐργαστηρίοις PTeb.ined. 703.148.

2. c. acc. pers., make an end of, finish, kill, ἑωυτόν Hdt. 1.24, cf. E. Hipp. 888, etc.; λέοντα βίᾳ S. Tr. 1094. overpower, subdue, conquer, Hdt. 6.2, Ar. Eq. 842, Th. 4.85, Isoc. 9.59, etc.; τὴν Ἑλλάδα Hdt. 8.100; ποσὶ καὶ στόματι κ. [τινά ] attack him, of a horse, Id. 5.111: in pass. sense, of land, μακέλλῃ τῇ κατείργασται πέδον is subdued, brought under cultivation, A. Ag. 526; κατεργαζομένη ἡ γῆ Thphr. CP 3.1.3; later trans., cultivate, PTeb. 10.2 (ii B.C.), etc. prevail upon, κατεργάσατο καὶ ἀνέπεισε Ξέρξην, ὥστε.. Hdt. 7.6, cf. X. Mem. 2.3.16, Parth. 13.1, Plu. Fab. 21; κ. τινὰ πειθοῖ Str. 10.4.2: Pass., οὐκ ἐδύνατο κατεργασθῆναι [ἡ γυνή ] could not be prevailed upon, Hdt. 9.108. c. dupl. acc., do something to one, καλόν τι τὴν πόλιν And. 2.17 (but κ. τὴν πόλιν carry on business in the city, SIG 899 (Mesambria, iii A.D.)).


1. till, cultivate land, PSI 6.632.9 (iii B.C.), etc.; work up for use, freq. of food, by chewing or digestion, ὀδόντας ἔχει οἷς κ. τὴν τροφήν Arist. HA 501b30, cf. Juv. 469a31, Spir. 482b16, Gal. 11.649 (Pass.); τὸ -αζόμενον ἔχειν εὔρωστον a strong digestion, Id. 17(2).430; κ. τὰ ἐδέσματα Sch. Ar. Eq. 714; by grinding (of corn), Longus 3.30, cf. D.H. 5.13 (Pass.); by ripening (of fruits), κατειργασμένα ἐπὶ τοῦ δένδρου Gal. 11.367; κ. μέλι make.., Hdt. 4.194; κ. τὴν κόπρον prepare it, Arist. HA 552a24; σίδηρον D. 27.10; ξύλα-ειργασμένα Thphr. CP 5.17.2; στίππυον τὸ κατειργαζμένον PCair.Zen. 472.9 (iii B.C.); λίθους D.S. 1.98.

2. turn bullion into coin, PCair.Zen. 21.6 (iii B.C.).

III work at, practise, ἄλλην μελέτην κ. Pl. Ti. 88c. κ. ὄρη level them, J. AJ 11.3.4 (fr. LXX 1 Esdras 4:4).

Thayer's Expanded Definition
 κατεργάζομαι; perfect infinitive κατειργάσθαι ( 1 Peter 4:3 L T Tr WH); 1aorist middle κατειργασαμην, and κατηργασαμην ( Romans 7:8 T Tr.; ( 2 Corinthians 7:11 T)); 1aorist passive κατειργασθην, and κατηργασθην ( 2 Corinthians 12:12 Tdf.); see ἐργάζομαι, at the beginning; a deponent middle verb; (according to Fritzsche, Romans , i., p. 107 the κατά is either intensive (Latin perficere) or descensive (Latin perpetrare));

a. to perform, accomplish, achieve ( R. V. often work): Romans 7:15,17f, 20; τί διά τίνος (the genitive of person), Romans 15:18; ἅπαντα κατεργασάμενοι having gone through every struggle of the fight, Ephesians 6:13 (cf. Meyer, in the place cited); σημεῖα, passive 2 Corinthians 12:12; of disgraceful actions, equivalent to to perpetrate, Romans 1:27; Romans 2:9; 1 Corinthians 5:3; 1 Peter 4:3.

b. to work out (Latin efficere), i. e. to do that from which something results; of man: τήν σωτηραν, make every effort to obtain salvation, Philippians 2:12; of things: bring about, result in, Romans 4:15; Romans 5:3; Romans 7:8; 2 Corinthians 7:10 (where L T Tr WH ἐργάζομαι); James 1:3, and R G in 20; τί τίνι, Romans 7:13; 2 Corinthians 4:17; 2 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 9:11.

c. κατεργάζεσθαι τινα εἰς τί, to fashion, i. e. render one fit for a thing: 2 Corinthians 5:5. (Often in Greek writings from Sophocles and Herodotus down; several times in the Sept..)

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